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SGVBA Webinar on Zoom – November 6, 2020

MCLE Topic: “Securing your practice against cybercrime: protecting your firm and client data in the COVID era” presented by Chris Lee

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/q1nZWz2NrRY9gtyi6

No doubt about it – law firms are now prime targets for cybercriminals, and there have already been a number of highly public breaches at several prestigious firms this year.  We’ll go into why and how these attacks are happening, what’s at risk for your firm and your clients, and how the global pandemic has made it necessary to rethink the tools we use to protect against cyber threats.

Over the last 15 years Chris Lee has worked a variety of roles in IT —  both as a consultant and in internal corporate leadership — primarily in the fashion, entertainment and hospitality spaces.

He also frequently engages with law firms of various sizes to develop technology solutions to meet the changing demands of their practices.  In 2012 he worked with e-discovery firm E-Stet to design network and storage infrastructure needed for the extremely large datasets required by cases such as Apple v Samsung.

Most recently Chris headed IT infrastructure, cyber-security, and technology strategy for lifestyle brands Trina Turk and Rastaclat.  He founded Hexpistol as a technology agency providing customized managed IT services, digital strategy, and cyber threat remediation and forensics.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of legal ethics credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA Webinar on Zoom – October 2, 2020

MCLE Topic: “Non-Profit Start-Up, Common Challenges, & CARES ACT Updates” presented by Michelle Freridge

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/NyertRN15ym7fFRx6

Michelle grew up in Michigan served in the U. S. Army Reserves while she completed her B.A. in American History, with a Women’s Studies Thematic at Michigan State University. After graduation in 1993, she went on to work in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention. In 1998, Michelle completed a master’s degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from Western Michigan University. She moved to California in 1999 and in 2002 was hired as the Development Director of the Asian Youth Center. Michelle completed her J.D. at Loyola Law School in the spring of 2011, was admitted to the California Bar in December 2011 and was tapped to be the Executive Director of the Asian Youth Center (AYC) in February 2012. In 2017, Ms. Freridge became an Adjunct Professor at the University of the West in Rosemead, California where she teaches MBA classes in Nonprofit Governance, Leadership & Management, and Financial Development. Michelle dedicates her continuing education to non-profit law matters and helps a small number of non-profit organizations with start-up, shut-down, bylaws and other matters each year. Michelle sits on the Pasadena City College President’s Asian American and Pacific Islander’s (AAPI) Advisory Committee, The Cal State Los Angeles Asian Studies Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association. Ms. Freridge is deeply committed to empowering youth and young adults to succeed in life.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA MCLE Webinar on Zoom – September 4, 2020

MCLE Topic: “COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know” presented by Adrian Ibarra

Date: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/PL6SpybgMzEvJSkn6

Adrian was born and raised in Los Angeles County. He attended Chapman School of Law where he was an Articles Editor of the Chapman Law Review. He obtained his both J.D. (2008) and LL.M. in taxation (2009) at Chapman. Shortly after graduation, he was hired by Shatford Law. In 2010, he became a partner of Shatford Law. Adrian has passed the Workers’ Compensation Law Legal Specialization Exam (2017) and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Legal Specialization Exam (2019). Shatford Law has two offices in Pasadena and Irvine. The firm practices in the following areas of law: (1) Workers’ Compensation; (2) Taxation; (3) Civil; and (4) Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

Next SGVBA Webinar MCLE is on Friday, August 7, 2020

“Top Ten Scariest Changes in the California Rules of Professional Conduct” presented by Hon. Mary Thornton House

Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Register for the webinar here: https://forms.gle/3GjFjeVf5QHK7zs37

Judge House was the first Municipal Court Judge to become a Supervising Judge for the Superior Court in the Northeast District. Elevated in 2000, she presided over mandatory settlement conferences in both limited and general civil matters, reducing the civil caseloads throughout the Northeast and North Central Districts.

In 2004, she moved to a Civil direct calendar court at the Mosk Courthouse, handling civil matters including personal injury, contract, employment, professional malpractice, asbestos and products liability. She routinely conducted successful settlement conferences for her colleagues and her own matters. She returned to Pasadena in 2010, presiding over Probate and Family/Civil harassment cases. In 2016, she returned to a downtown Probate Department for two years before retiring in 2018.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge House was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles. Initially, she was a criminal prosecutor, but transferred to the civil branch to defend lawsuits against the City and its employees. Her last five years included advising the Los Angeles City Council, Police Commission and Fire Commission. She successfully defended the City’s Police and Fire departments in highdollar-value and high-profile cases in both federal and state courts.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit for legal ethics towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

SGVBA Monthly MCLEs Return on Webinar – Friday, July 17, 2020

MCLE Topic: “The Legal Ramifications of Interpreting and Translating” presented by Barry Schreiber, Esq.

Time: Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12 pm on Zoom. (Early to the meeting? Join us at 11:30 am for a networking session with your colleagues prior to the presentation.)

Register Here to View the Webinar Online: https://forms.gle/3MGHPAGgEAsveM5e6

About the Presenter:

The ‘2nd most interesting man in the world’

Partner in Israel based law firm, https://www.ogblaw.co.il/home

Marketing and Networking Director for Allied Interpreting
and Translating Services.

  • Zaida, (grandfather), 5 grandkids, 3 children
  • Practicing law for 49 years, in Florida-1971, Israel-1997
  • Elected Miami-Dade County Florida Commissioner 1976-1990
  • Past owner Farmers Insurance Agency
  • Judge Pro-Tem, Municipal Court, City of Santa Fe. NM
  • Lobbyist
  • Certified Managerial Mediator and Work Place mediator,
  • Certified Mediator State of Florida
  • Arbitrator
  • Negotiator
  • Financier/producer independent films
  • Investment Banker, Investor in hi-tech startups, entrepreneur etc.
  • Member of SAG/AFTRA since 1985-numerous films and TV shows
  • Nominated to the Board of Governors, US Postal Service, by President Reagan
    32d degree Mason/Shriner

This Zoom meeting is hosted by:

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.